How to make this easy DIY Indian corn wreath and add a touch of fall to your front door.
I’ve had these mini corn cobs sitting in a closet for a whole year waiting to become my next autumn wreath. It’s one of those crafts that I thought was going to be hard to do but it was really super easy, and only took about 20 minutes to complete. It’s similar to my Spring tulip wreath and my winter magnolia leaf wreath but this one, of course, is all about fall.
I’m so excited to be joining in on my first Fall tour of the season, hosted by Angie from Postcards from the Ridge. 28 of my blogging friends have all come together to share some fab Fall ideas so make sure you check them out every day this week (links at the end of this post)
There’s also How-to card at the end of the post, and a video, so make sure you check them out as well.
Making an Indian corn wreath
I gathered all of my supplies, which consisted of my hot glue gun, an 18″ wreath form and mini corn cobs with husks. Just for reference, my corn cobs were all in the 3-5″ range and I ended up using about 42 for the whole wreath.
The very first thing that I did was to lay out all of the mini corn cobs on the wreath form. I wanted to make sure I had enough to fill out the whole wreath.
By some stroke of good luck I had just enough to cover the whole 18″ straw wreath form. I couldn’t have planned it better if I tried.
Next, I removed the plastic wrap from the wreath form.
Then I just added a bit of hot glue to each mini corn cob and stuck it on the straw wreath form. Yes, it’s really that easy.
I quickly worked my way around the wreath, trying to mix up the different colored corn cobs.
When I reached the end, I found that I had a small gap (even though I laid it all out ahead of time).
Nothing that a big bow couldn’t fix.
I just cut 2 strips of ribbon, that I already had on hand, and tied them together. I attached them to the wreath form with fishing line.
That’s it. It took me about 20 minutes to put the whole thing together.
I used more fishing line to hang it on our front door. It’s big and heavy so I made sure that I took care to secure it so it wouldn’t fall off the door.
I’m so happy that I was finally able to create the wreath that I’ve been wanting to make, and that it was so easy to do. Happy Fall, ya’ll!!!
Don’t forget to check out all of the beautiful fall inspiration this week for the Fall Ideas Tour. So many great fall decorating ideas featuring mantels, tablescapes, wreaths, DIY/crafts and porches.
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